Whiteside (heel) is not on the injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Pelicans. The big man was held out of Wednesday's exhibition contest with a sore heel, but he should be available Monday night. Whiteside is set to serve as the backup to Rudy Gobert this season.
Whiteside is out for Wednesday's preseason action against the Mavericks due to left heel soreness, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports. The Jazz will be deploying the B Team against the Mavericks on Wednesday. Most of Utah's key players are getting the night off for rest. There's no indication Whiteside's injury is serious.
Whiteside is starting Monday's exhibition against the Spurs. With Rudy Gobert being held out for rest purposes, Whiteside will slot into the starting spot at center. He's expected to serve as the backup to Gobert once the regular season gets underway.
Whiteside agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with the Jazz, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Whiteside has been unable to find a stable home recently, and Utah will mark his fourth stop in as many years. He figures to be a true backup center behind Rudy Gobert. As a result, we can expect Whiteside to put up similar numbers to his time in Sacramento last season, where he averaged 8.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 15.2 minutes.
Whiteside (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jazz, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports. Whiteside will miss yet another game due to lower back tightness. His absence shouldn't impact Sacramento's rotation.
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